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MSCRF Awardees 2013

The University of Maryland, School of Medicine and the Center for Stem Cell Biology & Regenerative Medicine would like to congratulate the following Stem Cell Center members who were awarded Maryland Stem Cell Research Fund grants for 2013:

Investigator-Initiated Grant Awardees:

Angelo All and Candace Kerr
Johns Hopkins University - School of Medicine (JHU)
In collaboration with University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Acute Hypothermia and Induced Human Oligodendrocyte Precursor Cell Transplants for Improve Functionality after Spinal Cord Injury”

Sunjay Kaushal
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)
"Characterization of Resident Cardiac Stem Cells in Neonates”

Michal Zalzman
University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)
"Rejuvenation of Human Adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells for Clinical Applications”

Exploratory Grant Awardees:

Jeff Bulte and Mark Pittenger
Johns Hopkins University- School of Medicine (JHU)
In Collaboration with Cosmeticsurg & University of Maryland, School of Medicine
"19F Hot Spot MRI of Human Adipose-Derived Stem and Progenitor Cells for Breast Reconstruction”

Eugene Koh
University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)
In Collaboration with Pearl Biosciences, LLC
"Identification of Small Molecules to Direct Mesenchymal Stems Cells Differentiation into Intervertebral Disc Chondrocytes”

Pablo Sanchez
University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)
In Collaboration with The Living Legacy Foundation & XVIVO Perfusion
"Bone Marrow Derived Stem Cells to Improve Donor Lung Quality & Transplant Outcomes”

Matthew Trudeau
University of Maryland- School of Medicine (UMB)
In Collaboration with Paragon Bioservices, Inc.
"Potassium Channels and Human Cardiomyocytes Derived from Stem Cells”

Post-Doctoral Fellowship Grant Awardees:

Anjali Nandal
University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP)
“Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived, Immunoisolated β-cell Transplantation for Diabetes Therapy”